Sermons

The Lord is King #6 – Justice And Peace (Isaiah 9:8 – 12:6)

Read the Bible passage Sermon outline Justice and peace             Infinite justice                             Israel (9:8-10:4)                             Assyria (10:5-35)                             Our enemies             Total peace                              A new king (11:1-2)                              What will he do? Bring justice and peace (11:3-5)                              Where will he do it?…

The Lord is King #5 – The Zeal of the Lord: From darkness to light (Isaiah 7-9)

Read the Bible passage Sermon outline Longing for a leader Three desperate kings and three significant kids (Isaiah 7-8) • Kings: Ahaz (Judah) Rezin (Aram/Syrria) Pekah (Israel/Ephraim) • Kids: Shear-Jashub (“A-remnant-will-return/repent”) Emmanuel (“God-with-us”) Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz (“Quick-to-the-plunder-swift-to-the-spoil”) The divine Son, the eternal King (Isaiah 9:1-7) From darkness to light … from distress to joy … from oppression…

The Lord is King #3 – The Vine of the Lord: Bad (and good) fruit – Isaiah 5:1-30

Read the Bible passage Sermon outline Bad fruit? “What more could have been done!?” (5:1-7) Woe! Israel’s cluster of rotten fruit Oppressive materialism (v8-10) Thoughtless hedonism (v11-12) Cynical wickedness (V18-19) Moral confusion (v20) Proud arrogance (v21) Drunken corruption (v22-23) Therefore! Exile (v13) Death and humiliation (V14-17) Decay (v24) The Lord’s anger burns (v25) Yet, for…

United #10 – United in Marriage (Ephesians 5:21-33)

Read the Bible passage Sermon outline 1. Alarm Bells! 2. Insights from Context – grace (3.19-21, 4.1-3, 5.1-2, 5:18ff) – submission is for everyone(5.21) – submission will look different (wives … children … slaves …) – a bigger story, a greater reality(5.31-32) 3. Pastoral Gold – wives: Respect your husbands(5.22-24,33) – headship explained(5.28-31) – husbands:  Love your wives(5.25-33) 4.…